Germany fires Steffi Jones as women's national team coach

FRANKFURT, Germany — The German soccer federation says it has fired Steffi Jones as coach of the women's national team following recent poor results.

The 2016 Olympic champions were last in the four-team SheBelieves Cup, which was won by the host United States last week.

Under Jones, the six-time defending European champions were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2017 tournament.

The federation says Horst Hrubesch, who coached the men's team to the Olympic silver medal, will be the interim coach.

Germany plays 2019 World Cup qualifying games next month against the Czech Republic and Slovenia.

Jones played more than 100 games for Germany before leading the organizing committee when it hosted the 2011 World Cup.

She was assistant coach at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before succeeding Silvia Neid.

People also read these

Tolisso leads Bayern over Anderlecht 2-1 in Group...

Nov 22, 2017

Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht...

WORLD CUP: Belgium has exceptional talent but so...

Apr 30, 2018

Belgium has all the ingredients for success at the World Cup

FIFA confirms ethics probe into head of Brazilian...

Aug 10, 2016

FIFA ethics investigators have announced a formal case against the indicted head of Brazilian...

Formiga, 'the ant,' just keeps on going in...

Aug 14, 2016

Formiga just keeps on going. Tireless Brazilian midfielder still influential

Police case against IOC executive seized naked by...

Aug 17, 2016

The IOC hierarchy is used to being treated like royalty in Olympic host cities

About Us

The Score Daily brings to you the up-to-date record of your favorite sports team. Whether it is soccer, football, basketball, tennis, or rugby - you can get all the latest news update right here as we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales[at]thescoredaily.com

Subscribe Now!